The Renegade Rip

McCarthy wins district, loses speakership

Cameron Johnson, Reporter

November 9, 2018

Filed under Front Page, News, Top Stories

The 2018 Midterm Elections came at one of the most politically divisive times in recent American history. Just a week before the election, several prominent Democratic politicians and supporters received bombs through the mail, and the elections looked to be a climax of all the division. Americans took to the polls to voice their opinions on issues such as equality, gun saf...

Race for State Senate heats up

Laura Lanfray, Reporter

October 29, 2018

Filed under Developing Stories, News, Top Stories

Shannon Grove and Ruth Musser-Lopez are running for California’s 16th district Senate seat in the general election on Nov. 6. Comprised of many cities throughout Kern, San Bernardino, and Tulare Counties, the 16th district's population of about 922,123 people makes it the largest in the state. The Current senator, Jean Fuller, is finishing her final term after serving eight year...

BC Alumna runs for District 2 supervisor

Paige Atkison, Editor-in-Chief

October 17, 2018

Filed under Features, News, Top Stories

In an ambitious campaign, Bakersfield College alumna Whitney Weddell is attempting to unseat incumbent Zach Scrivner as the Kern County Supervisor for District 2. Though Scrivner has held the position for nearly eight years, Weddell is confident in her campaign. “We have been very successful,” Weddell said. “I am so pleased at the number of supporters who keep coming out of ...

Renegade Roundtable: A discussion about hate in today’s political climate

Katalina Quintanilla, Reporter

September 28, 2018

Filed under Campus, Features

Reggie Williams, director of the Levan Center, developed the idea of the Renegade Roundtable to create a conversation in today’s political, social, and economic issues. The first roundtable was held on Sept. 26. Michael Harvath, Steven Holmes, Erin Miller, and Neal Stanifer were four BC professors that participated in the roundtable. The topic they chose for this series...

Republicans host a Take Back California event at The Mark in Downtown Bakersfield

Republicans host a Take Back California event at The Mark in Downtown Bakersfield

September 14, 2018

California state Representative Travis Allen, 44, rallied fellow Republicans to “Take Back California” at The Mark restaurant in Downtown Bakersfield...

Democratic Women of Kern hold “Women in Politics” luncheon featuring Dolores Huerta

Democratic Women of Kern hold “Women in Politics” luncheon featuring Dolores Huerta

September 12, 2018

For years, women had no say in what was going on in the world, but one election at a time, that is all changing.

Whitney Weddell holds barbecue rally at Coral Key Park

Whitney Weddell holds barbecue rally at Coral Key Park

August 31, 2018

Kern County will hold elections on Tuesday, November 6, 2018. On the ballot is Whitney Weddell (D). Weddell is running to be the next Kern County District...

“Kern Town Hall Uncensored” presents Republican and Democrat candidates discussing gun control, mental health, universal healthcare, and more

Jenny Brito, Web & Social Media Editor

May 2, 2018

Filed under Features

“Kern County Town Hall Uncensored” presented Republican and Democrat candidates facing each other at the Bakersfield Music Hall of Fame onApril 27. The event was moderated by Richard Beene, host of The Richard Beene Show, and Leticia Perez, Kern County Supervisor. They mentioned that most of the questions were sent by local Democratic and Republican youth,and the rest...

Presidential alternatives in third parties

Presidential alternatives in third parties

September 7, 2016

For over 150 years, the same two political parties have been the largest power brokers in the United States. When election years roll around, voters hear...

Stand up for what you believe in


November 15, 2012

Filed under Opinion

Barack Obama is once again the president of the United States, and with that comes a big responsibility on us, the citizens. The president cannot single handedly change the economy, education, health care or war. We, as citizens, have the responsibility to push for the right moves to be made, to make our voices heard so he knows what it is we want. If you voted for Mitt...

Local grocer thinks Prop. 37 good idea

Omar Oseguera, Photo and Multimedia Editor

October 31, 2012

Filed under News

One of the most controversial topics in the upcoming elections is that of Proposition 37. The proposition would demand all companies using genetically engineered food to label their product as genetically engineered. Controversy around this topic resides in what its true purpose is. Some say it is all a scam by a lawyer wanting to make money off of the big food companies....

Political truths shadowed by marketing

Keith Kaczmarek, Reporter

February 29, 2012

Filed under Opinion

In the Republican Party, there is an idea popularized by Reagan known as “The Eleventh Commandment,” and it states “Thou shalt not speak ill of any fellow Republican.” This is not a gentlemen’s agreement, but a simple marketing strategy. Most importantly, this rule can be seen as a representative sample of the way that conservative thought works. Conservative...

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